RPHS STEM Team Recognized By Council

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Published: October 1, 2017 @ 9:00 AM EDT

The Roselle Park High School (RPHS) Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM) team was recognized at the September 21st Mayor & Council meeting. 21 students were honored by the municipality for their achievements at the 2017 National TSA (Technology Student Association) Conference in Orlando, Florida during June of this year.

RPHS STEM qualified at the New Jersey TSA High School State Conference in April of this year and ended up competing in five (5) categories: Architectural Design, Fashion Design & Technology, Music Production, Promotional Design, and VEX Robotics.

“All teams made it to the top 15 in the nation which was a huge accomplishment for our school and our town,” said RPHS teacher and STEM advisor Angelena Hreczny during the ceremony. Mrs. Hreczny noted that Fashion Design took ninth place, Music Production took third, and Architectural Design came in first place in the nation. She also stated that two of the competitions – Animatronics and Fashion Design – had international teams from Germany, Hungary, and Turkey participating.

The students recognized were:

Architerual Design

  • Raymond A. Arocha
  • Nicole Badillo
  • Dylan M. Camilo
  • Casey J. Crown
  • Samantha M. Graves
  • Sabrina LaSalle
  • Juan Morales

Fashion Design & Technology

  • Tais D. Carrasquillo
  • Bianca M. Ortega
  • Lexi Tumblety
  • Jaipreet S. Uppal

Music Production

  • Isaiah Grey
  • Sabrina LaSalle
  • Christina Rodden

Promotional Design

  • Elena Pejovska

VEX Robotics

  • Aib Acob
  • Angel F. Castillo
  • Jacob Lakomy
  • Brandon M. Mishoe
  • Khanjan S. Patel
  • Jonathan Perez

RPHS principal Sarah Costa, as well as RPHS teachers/advisors Jameson Chin, Angelena Hreczny along with her husband Nicholas Hreczny, and Hilton Seibert were also presented with Certificates of Recognition.

Commenting that RPHS competed against other science and engineering high school, Mrs. Hreczny said, “We made a nice splash for Roselle Park there this year. We’re very proud of our students.”